Monday, October 27, 2008

Northampton County's 2009 Quality of Life Grants

Northampton County currently imposes a 4% hotel room rental tax. This revenue must be used to promote tourism and community development. For reasons that elude me, these are called "quality of life" grants in Northampton County's 2009 proposed budget. They are detailed below.





















































































































































































































































































































Hotel Room Rental Tax Grants

2006

2007

2008

2009 Request

2009 Actual

Agricultural Fairs

$3,000

$3,200

$3,200

$2,000

$2,000

ArtsQuest (Musikfest)

$21,000

$46,000

$0

$23,000

$0

Atlas Cement Memorial Museum

$4,000

$4,000

$4,000

$0

$0

Bach Choir of Bethlehem

$20,000

$20,000

$20,000

$20,000

$10,000

Bachmann Publick House

$17,500

$10,000

$10,000

$0

$0

Bath Borough Log Cabin

$17,500

$17,500

$17,500

$0

$0

Bethlehem Marketing

$2,500

$0

$0

$0

$0

Celtic Fest

$4,000

$5,000

$5,000

$10,000

$5,000

Delaware Shad Tournament

$7,000

$8,000

$8,000

$8,000

$4,000

Easton City (Ambassador Program)

$0

$10,000

$35,000

$35,000

$20,000

Easton Farmers Market

$10,500

$10,500

$10,500

$24,000

$12,000

Easton Marketing

$2,500

$0

$0

$25,000

$0

Gov. Wolf Historical Society

$9,600

$10,100

$10,100

$17,610

$3,500

Historic Bethlehem Partnership

$0

$16,800

$16,800

$17,640

$16,800

Historical Society

$25,200

$30,000

$30,000

$100,000

$30,000

Jacobsburg Historical Society

$10,000

$10,500

$10,500

$10,500

$10,500

Kreidersville Covered bridge

$0

$13,400

$13,400

$82,137

$13,400

Lehigh & Keystone RR Club

$5,000

$5,000

$5,000

$0

$0

Lehigh Tp. Historical Society

$5,000

$5,000

$5,000

$0

$0

LV Arts Council

$0

$2,500

$2,500

$12,750

$3,800

LV Convention and Visitors Bureau

$640,340

$744,093

$746,000

$0

$746,000

Lower Saucon Tp Historical Society

$2,500

$2,700

$2,700

$0

$0

Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary

$0

$0

$4,000

$0

$0

Miss Pennsylvania

$0

$0

$0

$10,000

$2,500

Moravian Historical Society

$6,300

$6,600

$6,600

$17,910

$6,600

Nat'l Canal Museum

$16,000

$16,000

$16,000

$17,375

$5,200

North'mptn Area Historical Society

$16,900

$17,800

$18,900

$198,000

$7,200

North'mptn Community College

$75,000

$0

$0

$0

$0

Northern Lehigh Future Focus

$0

$2,500

$2,500

$0

$0

Slate Belt Heritage Center

$2,200

$2,300

$2,300

$2,400

$2,400

State Theatre

$0

$0

$50,000

$55,000

$25,000

SteelStax performing Arts Center

$0

$0

$86,128

$0

$87,800

SteelStax Public Broadcasting center

$0

$0

$86,127

$0

$87,800

Sun Inn Preservation Ass'n

$0

$0

$0

$8,000

$0

Walnutport Canal Ass'n

$5,000

$5,500

$5,500

$28,750

$5,500

Zoellner Arts Center

$0

$0

$0

$33,125

$0

Future Grants

$0

$0

$5,997

$0

$19,000

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The funny, yet tragic thing about all of this QUALITY OF LIFE GRANT MONEY is that nothing trickled down to improve the lives in A-town. Bethlehem and Easton received money for very specific items, meanwhile we have to depend on the citizens of Allentown to create events and art shows that are open for ALL the public to see. I said it before and I'll say it again, it's not WHAT you know, but WHO you know...

Alfonso Todd

Bernie O'Hare said...

Alfonso, A few weeks ago, I had a post about "quality of life" grants in Allentown, which even included Pip the Mouse.

Anonymous said...

Why should Northampton tax dollars be directed to Allentown?

::sheesh::

Anonymous said...

Alfonso, Mr. Stoffa already gave half the proposed Casino revenues away to Allentown and Lehigh County.

That is money not available to Northampton County or the muncipalities. I think that is more than enough help.